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August 27, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Highlights NH Priorities in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal During Bridge Visit in Gilford

Earlier: Shaheen Participates in Roundtable on Funding for Local Substance Use Disorder Recovery Efforts (Gilford, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited a Red List bridge in Gilford to discuss how the historic bipartisan infrastructure deal will help address projects like crumbling roads and bridges throughout New Hampshire. The bridge along Route 3 is in critical condition with repairs totaling $2 million. As a lead negotiator of the infrastructure package that passed the Senate e… Continue Reading


August 27, 2021

NH Delegation Meets with DHS to Discuss U.S.-Canada Border Re-Opening

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a virtual meeting with the New Hampshire Congressional delegation and representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Canadian Consul General in Boston and numerous Granite State industry representatives on re-opening the U.S.-Canada border to vaccinated Canadians and the impact it has had on New Hampshire. The roundtable follows an event Shaheen hosted last month with New Hampshire stakeholders and Canadian Consul … Continue Reading


August 26, 2021

Updated Shaheen Statement on Explosions in Kabul

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement following President Biden's address to the American people in response to multiple explosions in Kabul on Thursday, which resulted in numerous U.S. and Afghan casualties: "My thoughts are with the families of U.S. troops whose lives were brutally taken and those who have been injured in the line of duty, as well as the innoce… Continue Reading


August 26, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Collins Lead Colleagues in Urging HHS Secretary to Distribute Remaining COVID-19 Relief for Health Care Providers

These funds will help providers weather the financial difficulties created by the pandemic (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) led 41 of their bipartisan colleagues in urging U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra to distribute the funds remaining in the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) and other health care relief programs. Over the course of the pandemic, Congress has appropriated $178 billion for the PRF as well as a… Continue Reading


August 25, 2021

Shaheen Touts NH Water Provisions in Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Federal COVID Assistance & Outdoor Recreation Investments for North Country Communities

Shaheen highlighted New Hampshire water infrastructure investments in the bipartisan infrastructure bill during a visit to a Berlin water pipeline enhancement project, discussed federal relief to bolster COVID-19 response efforts at the White Mountain Community Health Center & visited AMC Camp Dodge to discuss New Hampshire's vital outdoor recreation economy. (Manchester, NH) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Berlin's Infiltration and Inflow Reduction Project ami… Continue Reading


August 25, 2021

Senators Shaheen and Hassan Cheer Passage of National Lobster Day Resolution

(Washington, DC) - Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution cosponsored by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) that designates September 25, 2021 as "National Lobster Day." National Lobster Day seeks to recognize the economic and cultural importance of the species, which is a major economic driver for coastal New England. "Lobster is an essential part of New Hampshire's booming fishing and seafood industry. I'm proud to support Sena… Continue Reading


August 24, 2021

Updated Shaheen Statement on Evacuations from Afghanistan

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement in response to President Biden's address on U.S. evacuations from Kabul and on the conditions in Afghanistan: "President Biden's speech today made clear that the U.S. is accelerating rescue missions to protect those in danger in Afghanistan. I deeply appreciate American embassy personnel and U.S. troops who are on the ground facing … Continue Reading


August 23, 2021

Shaheen, Cardin, Johnson & Portman Issue Joint Statement Ahead of 30th Anniversary of Ukraine Independence

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations (SFRC) Europe and Regional Security Cooperation Subcommittee, issued the following joint statement with fellow Senate Foreign Relations Committee members: U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Chair of the U.S. Helsinki Commission, and Senators Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Rob Portman (R-OH) ahead of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence on August 24. "This is an important milestone for Ukraine, marking th… Continue Reading


August 20, 2021

Heeding Calls from Shaheen, Gillibrand & Murphy, USDA Announces New Federal Program to Assist Dairy Farmers

**In May, Shaheen, Gillibrand & Murphy urged USDA for more assistance for dairy farmers amid COVID-19 economic fallout** **USDA announces Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program for dairy farmers, funding for the program comes in part from relief Shaheen fought to secure in CARES Act & emergency COVID relief legislation signed into law** (Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) issued the following statements in res… Continue Reading


August 19, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $2.1 Million Heading to UNH for Scientific Research to Support Arctic Resilience & Improve Understanding of Space Weather

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the National Science Foundation awarded the University of New Hampshire (UNH) $2,109,164 to support scientific research to better understand the impact of magnetic storms, or space weather, on Earth and bolster the Arctic's resiliency and sustainability. Shaheen chairs… Continue Reading


August 19, 2021

Shaheen, Ernst Lead Bipartisan Effort Urging the Administration on Immediate Evacuation of SIV Applicants & Full Implementation of their SIV Legislation

**Shaheen-Ernst Bill to Protect Afghan Allies through SIV Program was Signed into Law in July** **The Letter Marks the Latest Congressional Response to the Taliban's Takeover and the Danger Posed to Afghan Allies Who Served Alongside the U.S. Mission** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, today led a bipartisan letter with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA), the first female combat veteran elected to the … Continue Reading


August 18, 2021

Bipartisan Senate & House Diabetes Caucuses Co-Chairs Urge VA to Improve Veterans’ Access to Lifesaving Diabetes Management Technology

**The letter comes after CMS heeded the lawmakers' call earlier this year to stop requiring four finger stick tests prior to initiating continuous glucose monitoring therapy** (Manchester, NH) - Yesterday, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY), Co-Chairs of the Senate and Congressional Diabetes Caucuses, sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough urging the VA to stop requiring veterans to us… Continue Reading


August 17, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Applaud More than $168K in USDA Funding in Support of NH Rural Development Projects

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program's announcement that rural New Hampshire farmers, counties and communities will receive $168,321 in federal funding. The Rural Development program offers loans, grants and loan guarantees to create jobs and support economic deve… Continue Reading


August 17, 2021

Shaheen, Menendez Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Biden Administration to Protect Afghan Women Leaders in Wake of Taliban Takeover

**Shaheen issued an updated statement yesterday on the deteriorating conditions in Afghanistan** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, led a letter with Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and 44 Senators to urge the Biden administration to take swift, robust action to protect and support Afghan women leaders facing unparalleled danger following the Taliban's violent sweep across Afghanistan and seizure of … Continue Reading


August 17, 2021

Shaheen, Menendez Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging Biden Administration to Protect Afghan Women Leaders in Wake of Taliban Takeover

**Shaheen issued an updated statement yesterday on the deteriorating conditions in Afghanistan** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, led a letter with Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and 44 Senators to urge the Biden administration to take swift, robust action to protect and support Afghan women leaders facing unparalleled danger following the Taliban's violent sweep across Afghanistan and seizure of … Continue Reading


August 16, 2021

Updated Shaheen Statement on Afghanistan

(Manchester, NH) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, issued the following statement on the deteriorating conditions in Afghanistan: "Over the weekend, the world watched as Kabul fell, with images of Afghan civilians at the airport pleading to be evacuated seared into our minds. Dire conditions on the ground persist today and without swift, decisive action from the administration, Afghan civilians will suffer or die… Continue Reading


August 13, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $1.8 Million in AmeriCorps Vista Funding for NH Programs Serving Vulnerable Communities

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) announced that New Hampshire has received $1,832,100 in funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service programs. These funds were awarded through CNCS' Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program, whi… Continue Reading


August 13, 2021

NH Stakeholders, Activists Hail Shaheen and Hassan for Historic Investments in Environment, Spearheading Water Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency & Coastal Resilience Priorities Included in Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

**Shaheen was a lead negotiator of the infrastructure package, steered bipartisan talks on water infrastructure** ***Hassan was one of the G-22 helping lead negotiations of the bill; secured critical wins for New Hampshire on coastal resilience*** **Shaheen includes bipartisan energy efficiency bill in bipartisan infrastructure legislation cleared by Senate** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) celebrated the Senate's passage of the bipartisan infra… Continue Reading


August 12, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More than $375K in Federal Funding to Support Granite State Firefighters

(Manchester, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Homeland Security Committee, and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $375,768 in federal funding to support Granite State firefighters. Through the agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, the following cities… Continue Reading


August 12, 2021

What They’re Saying: Broadband Provisions Secured by Shaheen and Hassan in Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Will Help NH Bridge Digital Divide

**Shaheen was a Lead Negotiator of the Infrastructure Package, Steered Bipartisan Talks on Broadband & Water Infrastructure** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) celebrated the Senate's passage of the bipartisan infrastructure deal this week, including provisions around bolstering broadband, which Senator Shaheen, as the lead negotiator of the broadband working group, and Senator Hassan, as a member of the broadband working group, helped secure. S… Continue Reading

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